Increase awareness of your programs and build enrollment pipelines leading to increased revenue
Provide students with employment and entrepreneurship training to achieve better paying jobs
Strengthen relationships within the business community to create opportunities for engagement and student employment
The University Startups Difference
For community colleges interested in increasing enrollment, improving outcomes, and strengthening student pathways, the University Startups platform connects students, the college, and the business community through unique career and college readiness programming. Through a combination of multi-week signature courses, a virtual Impact Internship program, and 24/7 access to Lightning Lessons™, University Startups provides an engaging comprehensive platform that drives dual enrollment, student outcomes, and community connectivity.
“The Entrepreneurship Innovation Center is excited to have University Startups partner with us to facilitate our Summer Launch Program. The 9-week startup incubator program is for current Bowie State University students who want to launch a new venture and get real-time feedback from industry professionals.”
Johnetta Hardy, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Innovation Center
"Prince George’s Community College is preparing for a transformation in education. As we design new ways to deliver training that is flexible, adaptable, and accessible, University Startup has become a major part of this journey. Their online, self-paced, and competency-based employment readiness and search program is a game-changer! Incorporating it into our micro-pathways helps us connect learners with employers and job opportunities."
June Evans, Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Innovation Hub (INNOHUB)
The University Startups platform engages your future and current students and helps build pathways to continued education and career paths
Education and Awareness
• Unique and engaging courses for feeder high school students • Key recruitment messaging integration
Conversion to Enrollment
• Provide direct access to enrollment process • Invitations to information sessions and enrollment events
Retention and Analysis
• Dynamic Virtual Impact Internship Program provides business experience and professional skill development • Reporting and analytics for pinpointing dropoff
The University Startups comprehensive platform is the perfect solution for community colleges
Partnering with University Startups provides:
Programming and tools to augment the resources and you already have in place
Scalable solution to impact thousands of students with easy implementation
Data and reporting on mindset shifts, career readiness, and self efficacy
Connectivity to partner high schools, the business community, and other stakeholders
University Startups offers a variety of courses in flexible formats that leverage the entrepreneurial mindset and help students identify pathways to college and careers.
Students use the Lean Startup methodology to build and launch a for profit social impact business.
Designed by Professors From Top Tier Business Schools
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Founded in 2020, University Startups is committed to creating opportunities for students and lifelong learners to expand their worlds beyond a traditional curriculum. The organization empowers students by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, which helps students to think creatively and find ways to translate their passions into real-world experiences.